Whenever Cat and I get together, which is rare due to our distance, we try to schedule time to do a nice night out on the town. Our time together this summer wasn't much different. Cat treated me to one of the best dinners I've probably ever eaten at RPM Steak in Chicago. We were celebrating not only my 30th birthday, but RG's 1st birthday as well. Seemed like the perfect excuse to get dressed up, put on a little lipstick and rock a new doo. We're always down for trying new things, especially when it comes to our hairstyles.
We've done a few hair posts in the past (here and here) and the one that always stands out is our Mohawk hair post. Head over here to read it if you haven't. We've continued to love this hair style ever since Cat rocked it and when we came across this picture on Instagram we knew we needed to try our hands at recreating the Mohawk in a half up style. When Cat and I planned our dinner out on our Chicago trip I knew this was the hairstyle I wanted to conquer for the evening.
1. Divide the top half of your hair into three sections. One section completely down the middle, and a section to the right and left of the middle section. Now secure the left and right sections and the bottom of your hair out of the way. Take the middle section and divide that into three sections, one each behind the next. Now take the first section in that middle part, tease if really good and using a small, thin hair tie put that piece in a knot.
2. Do the same for the second section. Tease it really good and place in a knot. You can use bobby pins to secure any pieces down that look too out of control. Make sure it looks messy. That's the point! You don't want it too perfect.
3. Before you do the third knot, take your left and right pieces of hair that you sectioned off and twist both of them as seen below in the picture. Secure them with a bobby pin. Take the hair that's left out of the twist and use that and the third section to create the last knot on top of your head. Lastly take two smaller sections and secure small braids under your third knot to give it that last little umph on both the right and left sides.
4. Lastly, I put some curls in the bottom half of my hair and teased those out a bit. I'm in love and can't wait to rock this style again! It's so funky and different. Give it a try!